We started our day with Nina and Kevin with a traditional tea ceremony. Nina reached out and asked us if we could cover this portion of the day because it was significant to them and definitely significant to their families as well. The day started a little earlier than usual but we were very happy to have captured these moments before heading over to the hotel to begin getting ready for the ceremony following the tea ceremony.
Bride and Groom Getting Ready
We met up with Nina and Kevin again at their hotel where they were getting ready. This was another opportunity for us to capture all of the details that make the day complete. One thing we try to keep in mind is that the wedding dress, the shoes, jewelry, notes, everything that’s in that room is in there with intent. Our couples take a lot of time to pick out exactly what will be at their wedding and therefor we try to capture as much of it as possible while still capturing the events happening during the getting ready portion of the day
After we finished with the getting ready portion and Nina wiped her tears (happy tears) from her face from Kevin’s super sweet note…delivered in style, I might add, we headed over to the Crystal Cathedral for their wedding ceremony. At the cathedral we went to the top floor which overlooked all of Orange County but as soon as Nina started walking down the aisle, Kevin wasn’t seeing anything else but his beautiful bride! They shared a really heartwarming ceremony together surrounded by their friends and family before we took them for a few bride and groom photos around the grounds of the Christ Cathedral.
Bride and Groom Photos
After the ceremony we took Nina and Kevin for some bride and groom photos around the cathedral. They looked so happy together so it was easy to capture beautiful shots with them. I absolutely loved that Nina went non-traditional with the flowers and chose a fan instead; little touches like that made it so unique! We could’ve shot with Nina and Kevin all day but we knew we had to give them back to their guests sooner than later! So after having fun shooting around we headed towards the Vintage Rose where they were having their reception.
Reception at the The Vintage Rose
After capturing photos with such a beautiful backdrop, we headed over to one of our favorite venues! The Vintage Rose is a hidden gem in OC and when Nina and Kevin told us they booked their reception there, we knew we were going to have a great time! When we got there we started with reception details before their grand entrance. Everything looked beautiful and the cake they chose was super cool too! Nina and Kevin, thank you so much for having us on your wedding day! We wish you all the happiness in the world together!